Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Admission Requirements

Admission decisions based on total applicant pool. Interview Day is February 6, 2015. Interviews are by invitation.


Requirements for All Students

  • Application deadline is December 15 for fall 2016 enrollment.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • GPA 3.0 minimum.
  • Seven Prerequisites (21 semester hours). See below.
  • GRE >> General Test.
  • Official Transcripts from all schools that ever granted you college credit, even just one credit.
    • E-transcripts preferred. They are the fastest and most reliable method of delivery. Have them addressed to
    • Mail hard copies to Wheaton College, ATTN: GRADUATE ADMISSIONS, 501 College Av., Wheaton, IL 60187.
  • Admission Application.
  • Three Recommendation Forms, not letters.
    • Academic.
    • Pastoral (or other Christian leader).
    • Professional.
      • Option if you do not have an employer: Someone with whom you have had a supervisor-employee relationship, e.g., in a ministry, internship, or missions-trip context.
    • Letters accepted as supplements to the Recommendation Forms. 
  • Two Essays.
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae) or Chronological Resume.
  • Research Paper.
    • Ten pages minimum.
    • APA Style >>
    • Sole authorship; including if group project.
  • Signed Statement of Faith, Community Covenant, and Statement of Veracity.
  • Application Processing Fee US $50, non-refundable.


Prerequisites (7 courses, 21 semester hours)

All prerequisites must be taken from a psychology department, not, e.g., an education or sociology department. The courses can have different names at other schools.

  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Research Methods or Statistics
  • Physiological Psychology
    • Can be taken as tutorial during first summer of PsyD program.
  • Two Courses from the following.
    • Cognition
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Learning
    • Sensation/Perception
    • Social Psychology

Additional Requirements for International Students

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